“Hey Everyone! Peace!”, 8/30/2020

“Hey Everyone! Peace!”

John 20:19-23, That evening, on the first day of the week, the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said. 20 As he spoke, he held out his hands for them to see, and he showed them his side. They were filled with joy when they saw their Lord! 21 He spoke to them again and said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22 Then he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven. If you refuse to forgive them, they are unforgiven.” NLT
 
 
I. The Offer Of Peace
 
A. Peace
 
B. Proof
 
C. Power
 
 
II. The Missing Disciple – Thomas
 
John 20:24-25, “But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples were saying to him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” NASU
 
A. Doubting Thomas
 
(Thomas: Jn 11)

(Thomas: Jn 14)
 
B. Where Was Thomas?
 
C. Missing The Savior
 
 
III. Thomas’ Turn
 
John 20:26-27, “After eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors having been shut, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing.”
 
A. Peace Be With You

B. See For Yourself
 
 
IV. The Response
 
John 20:28, “Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”
 
 
V. The Promise
 
John 20:29, “Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”
 
 
Conclusion
 
John 20:30-31, “Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.”
 
 

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